BUSINESS / ORGANIZATION:
Simply Creative Designing Inc.Orlando, Florida
ABOUT THE BUSINESS / ORGANIZATION:Simply Creative Designing is a full-service design studio; a one-stop shop for all things creative, branding and design. Specializing in visual communication and creative thinking, providing quality with a unique approach to any service, identity, product, brand, and/or business is our objective. For us, it’s not just about creating a visual, it’s about creating the right visual for the right need. So, the simple question that lies ahead is ... what is required to achieve good branding?
People often believe what they see before anything else. Simply Creative Designing takes pride in every collaboration and development, as we aim to share with the world how thinking “inside the box” or how simplicity can provide some of the best results. Among our greatest assets to note: not only do we provide the best visuals, but we also produce them! This solution eliminates the hassle in trying to find printers or production teams to complete the process. We were created to bring your ideas and visions to life. All successful design requires an understanding of both the objective and target audience, as well as a strong concept. We believe that great design surfaces from simply creative designing.
THE STORY:I am Stacye J, a talented Creator, Design Mogul, Fine Artist, Branding Innovator, Mentor, and Businesswoman who provides simplistic, sophisticated visual branding. I'm the Minimalist Graphic Designer who is well-versed in taking the simple approach of a good idea, and assisting my clients with turning that into a living, breathing entity; from concept to execution. Known to many as the "Branding Genius" my business motto goes hand in hand with my experience: #GreatBrandsGreatDesigns!
Early on, achieving my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design, and another in Fine Arts Drawing from New World School of the Arts, which is the Fine Arts Division of the University of Florida, I have acquired a keen skillset for captivating the eye through design. I am continuously challenging the norm through my love for creativity! I have always had an advantage in Graphic Design because of my exceptional drawing skills. I've aligned my passion for art and mixed it with my purpose for giving and helping others through my business. Simply Creative Designing was created not long after receiving my college degree, and working for one of the fastest growing design agencies in South Florida. In the new era of Instagram marketing, I observed a problem: most startup companies and emerging entrepreneurs were not gaining the exposure they desired because of their lack of high-quality visuals for their brand. I resigned from corporate design nearly two months after launching my own business. The demand was so great for good design, and I was willing and excited to share my design/branding expertise with my clients.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS / ACCOLADES / AWARDS:I have collaborated with many aspiring new brands/entrepreneurs with their brand identity and development. Well known also for many celebrity collaborations with brands such as Yandy Harris Smith, Cyn Santana, Future Hendrix, NFL's Greg Jennings, Maurkice Pouncey, and Deonte Thompson, Tracy and Alonzo Mourning's Honey Shine Inc., Fossil, Yes Julz, Budweiser, and more. My design knowledge and aesthetics are instrumental in paving a successful path in the design industry, as well as allowing me to be a valuable asset in helping others pave their way in their respective industries.
I've also used my abilities in effective communication through design to give back to the community through creating mentoring arts and craft projects; to inspire young girls to live out creatively at their best. As my business and I continue to grow tremendously, I am also providing creative outlets to effectively help the youth.
ADVICE:As a business owner, I am unwilling to compromise worth, creativity, and respect. How I value something may be very different from someone else, so I am willing to understand why or how a person values something. This doesn’t mean I have to agree, but I am open-minded enough to understand another’s point of view. I will never compromise on my self-worth. I will forever remain creative. Respect what you do and how you do it, and others will too.
RULES/PRINCIPLES:I have kept two valuable pieces of advice with me throughout my journey:
One: The best advice I have ever received has been from my father to "not be afraid of taking chances!" I have applied this through every area of my life: business, personal and spiritual. I took a chance the day I emailed my letter of resignation; possessing only a set of 1,000 creative, custom-shaped business cards for my new business, and two clients. It has been the most rewarding chance I have ever taken. It's a different type of love you find in life when you know that your purpose effectively relies on the relationships that you create and provide to people. I provide exceptional work in everything that I do, and God has blessed me in return with some #AHHHmazing experiences and things.
Two: During my college years, I was blessed to travel the world. I will never forget attending South Africa's INDABA Design Conference, where Eddie Opara shared his philosophy that "good design is design innovated. Good design is finding what works are reinventing it." I have used that concept in many of my design approaches.